Even with a perfectly working electrical grid powering one’s home, there are still compelling reasons to add a solar power installation. According to a number of surveys there are several main reasons indicating what motivates American consumers to go solar. Let’s analyze some of them.
What motivates most people are the savings
It’s no secret that consumer decision-making is greatly influenced by economic considerations. In short, if solar power did not bring substantial savings, it’s hard to imagine it taking off as it has done. This is especially so considering the cost of switching from traditional grid supply to a very different technology.
With 92% answering that ‘lower energy cost’ is what primarily motivates them, cost is definitely front and center. This is interesting, considering that a solar PV system is technically an added cost for any homeowner. However, the long-term benefits over the lifespan of the system, clearly outweigh any negative concerns about laying out cash up-front.
Despite these long-term cost savings, some buyers are still apprehensive. For the most part, this is because they overestimate just how much it will cost them upfront. For this reason, dispelling any such misconceptions is essential In fact, this is key to ensuring that solar power becomes a popular energy source of choice.
Outage fallback motivates reliable alternatives
In addition, what motivates a third of homeowners to install solar storage is its protection against power outages. Even in this day and age, power outages are real, with disruptions causing critical problems. This is especially now, with so many people working from home.
To illustrate, let’s take a look at some of the essential applications and appliances that homeowners lose when there’s an outage:
- Heating and air conditioning
- Wi-Fi and internet connectivity
- Essential medical devices
As a result, what motivates people to seek alternatives to the grid supply is the need for better protection against these power outages. Consequently, people are being much more proactive in planning a move to renewable power sources such as solar. The increasing number of power failures we have been experiencing will only encourage more homeowners to make the move. People are justifiably demanding more resilient and dependable alternatives when it comes to their home power supply.
The need for reliable backup
Preparation for outages requires emergency backup power. Traditionally these have been via a generator or portable charger, but these supply only very limited amounts of energy. With the advent of solar power, the picture has changed completely. No one any longer needs to be left vulnerable to traditional power companies’ disrupted power supplies. Having a solar power system at home means people always have access to power for critical appliances. Depending on the configuration, storage options, and power requirements, solar can keep these appliances running for long periods.
Sustainability also motivates
The need for sustainable living is now also widely seen as an important reason to change to clean power sources. Indeed, 73% of respondents to a recent survey, cited ‘reduced carbon footprint’ as the factor which motivates them to switch to solar.
According to a different study, 85% of Americans now think even more about sustainability, largely due to the pandemic. As a result, it has become a key consideration for many people, and not just an afterthought. Even people negatively impacted financially by Covid-19 indicate that they will still pay for sustainable energy.
The advantages that renewable energy can bring for you
With the advent of 2022, it is clear that people see the need for modifying their lifestyles. One of the main changes will hinge on the role we play in protecting both ourselves and the environment. The openness to renewable energy in general and solar power in particular is clearly a major feature of this new outlook. The way we produce and consume energy is now of primary importance as we move forward.
Contact us at Renewable Energy Corporation, and we will show you how you personally can benefit from this. We are available and waiting to answer all your questions.
The US Utility Sector is experiencing massive power demands due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disruptions could occur at any time.
With a properly installed Solar power supply:
- Your electricity feed will remain secure
- If the power goes down, you won’t be left in the dark
- All essential appliances will continue to work
- Wi-fi and internet connections will remain operational
- You will be unaffected by the inevitable increases in utility costs
- Remain safe and secure while continuing to work from home
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